The English Poets, Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers... Chaucer to Donne; Ben Jonson to Dryden; Addison to Blake; Wordsworth to Rossetti; Browning to Rupert Brooke.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1880-1918. Five vols., xlvii, -566, [2 ads]; xiii, -496; xii, -608; xiii, -670; xvii, -652 pp. Modern quarter brown calf ruled in blind, marbled paper boards heightened in foils, backstrip with five raised bands, green and red labels lettered in gilt, with flourishes and rules in gilt to panels. A beautifully bound set with only a hint of scattered foxing; very good. First edition thus of volumes one and five, second revised editions of two, three, and four. A posh way to read the English poets, with choice selections and complimentary introductions.
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